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Consciousness – The Missing Link
Scientistsof the Bhaktivedanta Institute examine key underlying concepts of the modern life sciences in light of India’s age-old Vedic knowledge. With an introductory survey of the issuesby the Institue’s founder, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
Contains: a) Interview with Srila Prabhupada and Dr. Gregory Benford (physics);
b) On Inspiration, by Sadaputa Dasa; (the mechanistic explanation, some striking examples, an alternative model, conclusion)
c) The Computerized Mr Jones, by Sadaputa Dasa; (Church’s thesis, levels of organization, defining consciousness, the mechanical brain, a nonmechanistic explanation, the science of consciousness)
d) The principle of Reincarnation, by Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Swami, (the reductionist approach, what is life, a new paradigm for life and the absolute truth, the properties of life,consciousness and the biological forms, reincarnation and the change of body, evolution and devolution of consciousness, reincarnation and the science of self-realization, bhakti yoga – the process of breaking the process of birth and death).